Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
I love a good challenge, and a food related one takes the cake. The title of Iron Foodie 2010 alone is well worth giving it a go, but I also want to challenge myself to be creative and share my creations with the readers of Owl Cook.
Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in and why? Julia Child, Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, James Beard, Marie-Antoine Careme, or The Swedish Chef?
Julia Child and the Swedish chef have the best chef voices of all time. It would be awesome to see them try to communicate with each other, wouldn't it? If I had to pick a chef to cook with, I would pick James Beard hands down. He was unapologetic in his personal life and career - I love that confidence and would want some of his bravado to rub off on me like garlic on a crostini.
What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family and friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
The innermost curl of a cinnamon roll - there is nothing more scrumptious on planet earth.
Sum your childhood up in one meal.
A whole meal, huh? My grandma's mashed potatoes with evaporated milk and jello with banana slices, my mom's chicken pot pie, and grandpa's microwaved vegetables (that I never ate, but appreciated their appearance at every family dinner). Pure Americana.
The one mainstream food you can’t stand?
Frankenstein pizza (like pizza with hamburger toppings, or barbeque sauce and chicken, or pizzones). Please, keep it simple people!